Early Care & Education Funders Collaborative.

Washington Area Women’s Foundation established the Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative in 2008, as a multi-year, multi-million dollar collective funding effort. The Collaborative is supported and directed by corporate funders and local and national foundations.


The Collaborative’s mission is to increase the quality and capacity of, and access to, early care and education in the Washington region.

In support of this mission, the Collaborative serves as a regional convener and grantmaker, supporting systemic approaches to improving the quality of early care and education in the Washington region.

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The Andrew and Julie Klingenstein Family Fund

Bainum Family Foundation

The Boeing Company
Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation
The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
PNC Foundation
Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation
Washington Area Women’s Foundation

Wells Fargo Wealth Management, Mid-Atlantic Region
The World Bank Group

Additonal investors include:



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Are you interested in learning more about the Early Care and Education Funders Collaborative? Our staff are community builders, technical assistance providers, meeting facilitators, policy advocates, philanthropists, grantseekers, communicators—and a resource for anyone working to improve the lives of women and girls in the region.  Contact us to learn more, or find out how you can join us.